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By Lere Olayinka
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Removal of portraits of the immediate past governor of Ekiti State,

Engr. Segun Oni from the governors' office has been described as

childish and the beginning of reign of terror to be unleashed on Ekiti

people by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)-led government.

Wale Ojo-Lanre, Chief Media Aide Engr. Oni, who reacted to the removal

and destruction of the former governor's portrait said; “photographs

can be removed and destroyed, but no one can remove Oni's legacies

from Ekiti.”
Ojo-Lanre, who warned the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to learn

from history and face the task of governance instead of running after

Engr. Oni's shadow, said; “May be instead of just removing Oni's

portrait from the list of past governors of Ekiti, Fayemi should also

go ahead and reverse all that was done by the Oni-led government.

“Honestly, this is the height of parochialism because removing Engr.

Oni's portrait symbolises that there was no governor in Ekiti between

May 29, 2007 and October 15, 2010.
“It also depicts that Fayemi's government is starting from May 29,

2007 and that he should assume responsibility for all that was done

between May 2007 and October 15, 2010 because there cannot be vacuum

in government.
“Furthermore, it was Engr. Oni that inaugurated the State House of

Assembly and if Fayemi is saying that there was no governor in Ekiti

between May 29, 2007 and October 15, 2010, does it also means that

there was no House of Assembly in Ekiti State as at today because the

present one was inaugurated by Engr. Oni?
“May be Fayemi should go beyond removal of Engr. Oni's portrait, he

should also return all the over 500 kilometres of roads constructed by

the Oni's government to the state that they were before 2007. Also,

the over 3,000 students that received scholarship should be asked to

return the money that they were given. Furthermore, all the Obas that

were enthroned by the Oni's government can also be dethroned so that

he can embark on fresh selection process.
“May be too, all the over 3,000 blocks of classrooms, Government House

Guest Chalets, Secretariat buildings and other buildings built by the

Engr. Oni's government should be demolished so that Fayemi will be

happy that he has removed Oni's legacies from Ekiti.”

Describing Fayemi's action as parochial, Ojo-Lanre said; “We are not

surprised at actions like these because they are expected from

someone, who for want of political power went all out against former

governor Ayodele Fayose, calling him all sorts of unprintable names

only for him (Fayemi) to team up with the same Fayose that he called

murderer when he needed votes.
“By this action, Fayemi has shown that he is in government to settle

scores and we wish him well.”